It’s time to pat ourselves on the back. We released DataVirtuality Version 1.9.10. A big step forward.
Every time we plan a new release, we ask ourselves: how can we make the life of our customers easier? With our release of 1.9.10, we launched some features that we want to share with the world or at least with everyone who’s following us and reading our blog articles.
Besides minor fixings, like making our product even more reliable and prettier, our two main improvements are REST Services and MemSQL.
Integrate individual data analytics tools via REST services
Representational state transfer (REST) services allow accessing and manipulating web sources using the HTTP protocol. As an alternative to web services, the idea behind REST is to use simple HTTP, that you know from your daily web use, to query data. DataVirtuality was able to integrate REST web services, as data sources, from the very inception. From version 1.9.10 on, DataVirtuality now uses REST services to provide data to various self programmed analytics tools. REST services can also be used for lots of other web services like self-developed mobile applications or cloud applications like Google Sheets. With DataVirtuality, you can get your data and be able to post data in your application of choice.
The in-memory database MemSQL now connects to DataVirtuality
A new exciting analytical storage is now in our portfolio: MemSQL. Why is it exciting? Because it’s a full in-memory database which allows you to process transactions in real-time.
With DataVirtuality, you can easily connect all your data sources to MemSQL for all your data analytics with a front-end tool of your choice by using simple SQL. In the picture shown below, MemSQL is, what we call, the “Analytical database” in between the data source and front-end.
What’s next? Release 1.x.x
There’s a tradition when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake – you wish for something. We took a deeeeeeep breath and… you’re not supposed to talk about your birthday wishes, but no one said you can’t write about it – therefore, between us, we wished for our next release to be smooth, where we’ll work on improvements for more stability and better usability.